Chris Cillizza/The Fix named NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn’s failed mayoral bid the “worst campaign” of 2013.

Elle magazine profiles incoming NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, calling her “outspoken, activist, political strategist, mother of two, sexuality-fluid, (and) ever-feminist.”

Did Mayor Bloomberg make New Yorkers healthier over his 12 years in office? Statisticians say: “Yes, but it’s complicated.”

Jenifer Rajkumar, who lost primary challenge this year against NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin, has registered a campaign committee to run for the seat held by Sen. Daniel Squadron.

Squadron has been floated as a potential candidate for NYC parks commissioner.

Why has Bloomberg declared war on polystyrene?

The New York City Council voted to pass lobbying reform legislation that builds on laws it passed in 2006

Nearly six in 10 superintendents in New York said their schools are safer today than they were a year ago after the Newtown school shootings.

Vincent Ignizio, a conservative Republican from Staten Island, has been elected the leader of the NYC Council’s three-person Republican caucus.

Newsday will bolster its Capitol bureau by adding Michael Gormley, a longtime reporter, columnist and editor for the Associated Press.

Several CSX tank cars carrying crude oil derailed on a train in the Broadway-Harlem Road area of Cheektowaga this morning. There were no leaks or injuries.

Three Central New York hospitals had higher than average infection rates in 2012, according to a state Health Department report.

He wasn’t expected to attend, but Cuomo made a surprise appearance during a meeting in Albany about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg.

Veteran baseball writer Roger Angell will be honored this summer at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

“Cuomo technically shares control of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with Governor Chris Christie, though you wouldn’t know it from his silence on the latest scandal to tarnish the reputation of the sprawling bi-state infrastructure agency.”

New York City is expected to draw 54.3 million visitors in 2013, an all-time high in tourism in the five boroughs and a 54 percent increase since Bloomberg took office 12 years ago.

The Court of Appeals accepted the Commission on Judicial Conduct’s recommendation that Middletown Town Court Justice Glen George be removed from the bench.